SNEAK PEEK

SNEAK PEEK: PROJECT M FLYNN

Well, hello there! Yes, I've been missing from this little old blog for a very long time. So sorry to anyone who visited in the last 10 months and grew extremely sick of seeing "INSPIRED BY: 2.13.15". Believe me, I'm sick of it too. Life got crazy busy with wedding planning and work, and blogging time became non existent. 

However, things have recently slowed down and wedding planning has concluded because....we got married!!! It was beyond amazing and we want to do it all over again.....and again and again. I'm in the process of putting together a post about the reception decor, so stay tuned. My creative blog juices have slowly been coming back to me and I have a bunch of ideas for new posts. Which means, I'll be posting more frequently...........starting today.........

I wanted to share with you some photos of a commercial space I started working on about a year ago. The client is M Flynn, a jewelry and accessories retail boutique and custom design studio owned by jeweler/designer sisters, Megan and Moria Flynn. The store is so fabulous and beautifully showcases the sisters' immense talents. Every piece of jewelry is stunning. Even better, Megan and Moria are so sweet and were absolutely amazing to work with. 

Like I said, the actual store is great and didn't need any design help. Megan and Moria were looking for help redesigning their back office space, which, as you can see below, needed a little TLC. 

BEFORE 

Before - Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design

It had great potential and I knew that with a little organization, space planning and design help, it could definitely be transformed into the functional and inspiring office they were envisioning. The punch list included: individual desk space for each sister, a spot for office supplies and equipment, a designated jewelry making work space, a better functioning storage system for all the jewelry making/cleaning supplies and a proper sitting area for meetings and/or visitors. Aside from the functional upgrades, the sisters also wanted to update the office's aesthetic. They wanted it to mirror the vibe of the shop in the front and become a place that they enjoyed spending time in. Here's how it turned out:

AFTER

Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design

A few months after we completed the office design, Megan and Moria acquired the space beside the shop and made plans to expand. They asked me to help them with some space planning in order to integrate the two spaces. Part of which involved incorporating a custom designed cash wrap counter. Here's how that turned out:

Cash wrap designed by C. B. Hughes Design

This project was definitely one of my favorites. The clients were great, the design process was fun, and I had the chance to expand my commercial designing experience, which I'm looking forward to doing more of, in the future.

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SNEEK PEAK: PROJECT BEACON

I finally got pictures taken of some of my work!  I've been meaning to do this for a long time and am so grateful to Emily of Emily Barker Photography for taking such beautiful shots.

I've been working with this particular client for two years, now. I love designing for her because she's so open, and trusts me to take the reins and run with it. She originally hired Sarah and I (I worked with Sarah Brittain before I went out on my own) to design her formal living room and an awkward space next to the entry, which screaming for a purpose. We designed the living room as a library of sorts and turned that awkward space into an "entry office", where any mail would get sorted and bills would get paid.

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After those rooms were completed, the client wanted to re-design her family room. At this point, Sarah had moved to Florida and I was, now, working on my own. The client wanted this room to be more casual and comfy than the living room, a place for the family to hang out on a regular basis. This was one of my favorite rooms to design.

For my first photo shoot, I think it turned out pretty well. I did learn a few things about styling and getting the spaces "camera ready". It's quite a tedious undertaking and I will definitely be hiring an assistant for the next shoot. Thanks so much, again, Emily!! You're so talented!

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LIFE LATELY: BACHELORETTE STUDIO

One of my friends just signed a lease for a great studio apartment in Boston. It got me inspired to put together a design concept. I rarely get to design really girly spaces. So, being the girly girl that I am, I jumped at the chance to incorporate all the fun feminine furnishings that I've been dying to use. Here's what I came  up with.

If you'd like to know sources for any items, leave a comment or shoot me an email.

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SNEAK PEEK: BACHELOR PAD

One of my projects is nearing the end so I figured I'd show you a bit of it before it's totally finished. This job was definitely one of my favorites to work on - Thanks Ari for the referral!! The client was moving into a brand new condo and needed help making it feel like a home. After a few meetings and shopping trips with him, I was able to get a sense of what his style is and what he was looking for in the space.

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This is the furnishings board that I came up with. I usually like to show the potential furnishings all together because it allows the client to see the design concept as a whole and not as individual pieces of furniture. Often times they will be unsure of a particular piece, but when they see how all the pieces fit together, it becomes much easier to make a decision.

....and here are some photos of how the space looks now.

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Not all the furniture has come in yet, and we are still shopping for accessories and artwork, but it's definitely coming together. Once everything has been delivered and I style it up, I will have professional photographs taken, but for now this is what ya get.

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